Wyatt Rankin's Norfolk Southern Asheville Division

Somehow the Norfolk Southern's ascent of the Blue Ridge has not achieved the fame of other feats of railroad engineering, but it should not be so. On its way from Linwood, NC to Asheville the track ascends the Old Fort Loops, a series of hairpin turns that rivals the SP's Cascades climb for audacity. Wyatt had half of a three-car garage available, and I designed a three-deck plan to fit.

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